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Wednesday, January 23, 2008
[NC] Now-fired Officer Jedele could face death penalty
...[Former Kitty Hawk police officer Raymond Christian] Jedele, 38, of Kill Devil Hills faces charges of first-degree kidnapping, first-degree murder and robbery with a dangerous weapon...
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Former Kitty Hawk officer could face death penalty in slaying
By Lauren King
January 23, 2008
HERTFORD COUNTYA former Kitty Hawk police officer could face the death penalty if convicted of first-degree murder related to the October kidnapping and death of Donald Bradley Smithwick. Raymond Christian Jedele, 38, of Kill Devil Hills faces charges of first-degree kidnapping, first-degree murder and robbery with a dangerous weapon. A Nov. 27 order filed with the Hertford County Superior Clerk of Court indicates it would be tried as a capital murder case. Janet Denise Harrell, 33, of Chowan County faces charges of being an accessory after the fact to first-degree kidnapping, first-degree murder and robbery with a dangerous weapon. Harrell is Smithwick's ex-wife. Smithwick, 33, was reported missing Oct. 4 at about 6 a.m. by his wife, Sindi, who called police when she saw a man dressed in black accosting him in their yard, then drive away with Smithwick in his Dodge pickup... Jedele worked as a Kitty Hawk police officer from April 2006 to Oct. 9. He was initially placed on disciplinary suspension but was later fired, said Chief David Ward.
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